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LONG SERVICE AWARDS

LONG SERVICE AWARDS

At the L’Ormarins year-end function held on November 25, two of FMM’s staff received long-service awards. The beautiful flower decorations that adorn the museum’s premises is just one of the tasks proudly carried out by Susan Bok, who has worked on the L’Ormarins estate in various roles for 30 years. Susan was presented with a…

QUEEN’S PLATE

QUEEN’S PLATE

The Cape’s premier horse-racing and social calendar event, The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, will take place on Friday and Saturday 6-7 January 2017 at Kenilworth Racecourse. This exciting two-day affair features an unparalleled race card of 18 races. The first eight races will take place on the Friday, which will also be a Ladies Day with…

FMM ALL AT SEA

FMM ALL AT SEA

Well, almost. FMM has pulled off a major coup by becoming involved with the local importers of Maserati in the Maserati Cape Town Race Week from 15-20 December and the Cape2Rio 2017 yacht race (first start 26 December 26, main start 1 January). Four of the museum’s cars will be on permanent display at the…

SAREL IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SAREL IN THE SPOTLIGHT

South African motor sport legend Sarel van der Merwe recently visited FMM along with fellow racers Etienne van der Linde and Johan Fourie for filming with Doreen Morris for an Afrikaans TV programme Driekuns. The trio were interviewed about their careers, and the show will be aired in December. While at FMM, Sarel took an…

COLLECTION IN ACTION – W

COLLECTION IN ACTION – W

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we pilot an early example of one of the pioneering British makes, Wolseley. The history of Wolseley goes back to 1887, when Dublin-born Frederick York Wolseley established the Wolseley Sheep-Shearing Machine Company to make the most of the many…

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